CRT-D more effective in women with heart failure Women receive a significantly greater benefit ? a 70 percent reduction in heart failure and a 72 percent reduction in death ? from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) than men, revealed by US researchers.
New CRT therapy prevents heart failure Implanted cardiac resynchronization therapy device with defibrillator (CRT-D) reduced a 29 percent reduction in heart failure or death in patients with heart disease, revealed by researchers.
ICD success depends on physician certification Patients whose implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are implanted by nonelectrophysiologists are at increased risk of complications and are less likely to receive a specific type of ICD when clinically indicated, according to a study in the April 22/29 issue of JAMA.
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